There would also be patterns where the police would torture the victim, threaten family members to avoid complaints and cover up the crime.
The report comes at a time when El Salvador is beefing up its security forces on the streets and are allegedly helping to reduce the country’s homicide rate. While much of the population seem to support
the government and its security measures, human rights organizations fear
that similar patterns of police abuse may emerge again, violating human rights and trust between communities and security forces.
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